The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) today released the latest edition of consolidated FDI policy incorporating the changes made in the regulations over the past one year.

The DIPP is the nodal agency on FDI related matters. With a view to make India’s FDI regime simple and easy to understand for investors, the department had compiled all the related policies into a single document.

This is the sixth edition of consolidated FDI policy and will be with effect from April 5.

India has taken several steps to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI, which is considered crucial for the economic development of a country.

The Government has allowed FDI in multi-brand retail, power exchanges and hiked the FDI cap in single-brand retail and broadcasting.

During the first 10 months of the current financial year, FDI contracted by 33 per cent to $21 billion against $31 billion in the same period last year due to global economic uncertainties.

(This article was published on April 6, 2013)
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